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Health Insurance:student coming from canada

Therea re som many threads on this subject. I don't know if this is covered. I am coming to lausanne in January for 7-8 months to take a masters program. I read on www.ch.ch that students don't need swiss health insurance as long as they have coverage from their country. I called an insurance company in canada, but they didn't know much about what was required for Switzerland. also, my wife and 2 kids will be with me. Any advice, please..........
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Re: Health Insurance:student coming from canada

Welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately very few non-Swiss policies are accepted by Swiss cantons so you'll probably need to get a Swiss health insurance policy. For students most seem to go with SwissCare, though be warned that you'll need to pay any invoices you get first and then claim them back from SwissCare. This is pretty cheap, about 75 francs a month. Not sure if your wife and kids can get their policies under student prices or not. If not then expect to pay 300-400 a month for them.

As usual the best thing to do is check with the appropriate Vaud officials/your uni to see what they have to say.
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Unfortunately very few non-Swiss policies are accepted by Swiss cantons
It would be useful to have a link to a list of the ones that are accepted, if such a list exists. Any ideas?
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It would be useful to have a link to a list of the ones that are accepted, if such a list exists. Any ideas?
Don't know of any such list, again it probably depends on the individual canton.
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